Joshua Tree BLM South, Chiriaco, CA

Joshua Tree BLM South, Chiriaco, California Chiriaco Summit is the name of a gasoline station stop along I-10, about 5 miles east of Cottonwood Springs Rd, right where it crosses Interstate 10. It happens to be the closest place name associated with Joshua Tree BLM South. This area of BLM land had long been used ... Read more

Joshua Tree BLM North

Joshua Tree North BLM How Crowded: There’s usually a lot of campers here during the winter season, but because this area is so vast and flat, there’s plenty of room here. How Noisy or Peaceful: A lot of the noise comes from people riding off-road vehicles, but otherwise it’s fairly peaceful here. Cellular Phone Signal: Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, ... Read more

Hayfield Rocks BLM

Hayfield Rocks, BLM Camping Note: Hayfield Road is hard packed gravel, though the access road into the campsite can get soft at times. We recommend 4WD vehicles only. How Crowded: Usually no one here during the week, but it does become occupied on the weekends with off-road enthusiasts. How Noisy or Peaceful: Mostly peaceful and serene during ... Read more

Gold Park Road

Gold Park Road, BLM Camping Note: Gold Park Road has areas of soft sand, and it’s easy to get stuck here. Only bring 4WD vehicles here. Also note, this area is located in a wash, avoid camping here when rain is in the forecast. How Crowded: Usually no one here due to being a lesser-known camping ... Read more

Chiriaco Summit Campground

Chiriaco Summit Campground How Crowded: Rarely crowded, almost always plenty of campsites available. How Noisy or Peaceful: Usually very peaceful. Cellular Phone Signal: Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, all come in strong here. Road Conditions: hard packed gravel road into the campground and throughout. There is a turnaround at the end. Amenities Within Campground: No amenities. Cost of Camping: Completely free.

Dispersed Camping at Joshua Tree National Park

Much of the dispersed camping near Joshua Tree National Park lies in a few sites on BLM land to the north and south of park boundaries, with plenty of space for several large RVs. There is also backcountry camping inside the park, but...